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Krakos, Kyra Neipp [1].

Bauhaus Botany: Invasive honeysuckle as an integrative teaching tool.

The Honeysuckle Project, with its innovative and multi-faceted approach to managing invasive species, has always been broadly participated in across Maryville University campus. This newest development brings together art and science disciplines into a new collaborative research space to work with the honeysuckle fibers. First, we created a single art and sciences research space where students on the team interact throughout the project. This was a new learning environment, and one that promoted cross-discipline relationships and collaborations. Second, art and science students used notebooks to process and develop ideas throughout the project. The notebook were collected and analyzed for patterns and parallels in how new ideas were developed by each group of students. Finally, the invasive species honeysuckle art show, “Bauhaus Botany”, provided a format for community education about the power of interdisciplinary approaches to real world ecological and conservation issues.

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1 - Maryville University, Biology, 650 Maryville University, St Louis, MO, 63141, USA

invasive species
integrative learning
cross-discipline teaching.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper:Papers for Sections
Session: 44
Location: Salon 9/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM
Number: 44001
Abstract ID:740
Candidate for Awards:None

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